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    1. Type 2 Diabetes Control and Preventing Dementia

      TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping blood sugar levels in check may have a protective effect against dementia in people who have type 2 diabetes, new Swedish research suggests. "The positive association between [average blood sugar levels] and risk of dementia in fairly young patient

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    2. How Does Food Affect Your Blood Sugar?

      When you have diabetes, your blood sugar level reflects the foods you choose. "For over a year, my sugar ran from 250 to 350 every day," writes WebMD Diabetes community member chui55. After switching from chips and sweets to fruits, vegetables, and lean meats, "my sugar is ranging between 110 and 18

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    3. Do Insulin Shots Make You Squeamish?

      Injecting yourself with insulin several times a day to manage your diabetes might be easier than you think. Follow these expert steps to minimize the pain and calm your fears. Most people are nervous but soon realize they can handle it. "The anticipation is much worse than the actual injections," sa

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    4. Study Shows How Overeating May Lead to Diabetes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone knows that high-calorie diets are tied to obesity and, too often, to type 2 diabetes. Now, a small study suggests that gorging on food can quickly tip the body into a "pre-diabetic" state. The research

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    5. Diabetes a Concern for Half of Americans

      Sept. 8, 2015 -- Half of Americans have diabetes or are well on their way to getting it, a new study estimates. As the U.S. population has grown older and heavier, the number of people who are having trouble controlling their blood sugar has climbed.   Related Reading   Is Diabetes in Your Future? T

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    6. These Workouts May Help Hearts in Type 2 Diabetes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that short bouts of high-intensity exercise could help reverse some early cardiac changes in people with type 2 diabetes. "Interestingly, the data also suggest that this type of high-intens

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    7. Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that weight-loss surgery might help people rid themselves of type 2 diabetes, and a new study finds that the effect might be long-lasting. "This is a very important study because it's the first

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    8. Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes may be more prone to developing the brain "tangles" associated with Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The study found that people with type 2 diabetes had a greater accumulation of brai

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    9. Younger Women With Diabetes and Heart Attack Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women with diabetes are much more likely to have a heart attack than those without the blood sugar disease, new research says. The study from Poland also found that young women who actually had a heart attack were

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    10. Joint Pain Warning With Some Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday. The drugs -- sitagliptin (Januvia), saxagliptin (Ongly

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